Rep. Darrell Issa said Thursday that delegates who shouted and booed Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for refusing to announce his support for Donald Trump demonstrated that the Republican Party is lining up behind its presidential nominee.
“I know that last night we made it clear to those are not on the train,” Issa, a Republican from Vista, told a cheering breakfast of California delegates to the Republican National Convention.
“The train is leaving the station,” Issa, a Cleveland native, added to more applause. “We’re on it. We are not stopping until we get to the inauguration on January 20 of Donald J. Trump.”
Cruz was heckled by his own constituents at a breakfast Thursday, a day after drawing jeers during his convention speech. Cruz told the Texas group that he accepted the invitation to speak “because Donald Trump asked me to,” but that Trump “didn’t ask me to endorse.”
“We don’t just put on red jerseys and blue jerseys,” Cruz said of the non-endorsement. “This is about principles and ideals.”